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COVID-19: Resources for Albertans 

Legal Aid Alberta is here to help you. This is a difficult time for all Albertans, and we wanted to find a way to support not only our clients, but anyone who is working through challenges during this unprecedented time in our province. 

These resources can help Albertans who have questions about co-parenting, or are dealing with family violence. We encourage everyone to share them with friends, family, colleagues, or anyone you think may find them helpful during this time. 

Co-Parenting During COVID-19

During a crisis such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, shared responsibility for parenting may seem overwhelming when you don’t have the information you need to make decisions. Legal Aid Alberta is here to help you.

Legal Aid Alberta has developed a free resource based on common principles of family law and the current practice of Alberta Courts during COVID-19.

Co-Parenting in Alberta During COVID-19

Supports for Victims of Family Violence During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Albertans stress and anxiety during this difficult and unprecedent time, and for families experiencing domestic violence it can be so much more severe as the isolation can compound an already dangerous situation.

Supports for Victims of Family Violence During COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update - May 25, 2020

Legal Aid Alberta remains committed to serving its clients through this unsettled period.  Public health requirements as well as changes made by Alberta Courts have resulted in some changes to our procedures.

Criminal Matters

LAA is accepting applications by phone for all in-custody and all out of custody criminal matters.

Family Matters

Effective May 25, 2020 Legal Aid Alberta will be accepting applications for family law matters with a scheduled court date. LAA will continue to accept applications for Emergency and Urgent matters such as Child Welfare, Emergency Protection Orders, Oral Hearings and other domestic violence related orders,  as well as matters that have been assessed by the Court to qualify as emergent parenting issues, and Immigration cases.

This is in alignment with recent changes at Alberta Courts, and we will continue to update our website as further changes are made throughout the pandemic recovery. Thank you for your patience and please continue to check this website for regular updates.

If you wish to apply for legal aid, contact us at 1-866-845-3425.

Duty Counsel

We continue to provide legal services, including Duty Counsel, at courthouses across the province.  Some of those services may be provided by phone or CCTV as determined by the respective courthouses. 

You should not attend court unless it is an urgent matter and your personal appearance is required. 

Please visit the Alberta Courts website (https://albertacourts.ca) for up to date information on court proceedings, including which matters are being heard and in which courthouse locations. 

Emergency Protection Orders

Starting April 27, 2020, as a result of collaboration between Legal Aid Alberta and Alberta Courts, all Queen’s Bench EPO Review hearings will take place remotely across the province of Alberta.

Important Information - EPO Applicant

Important Information - EPO Respondent

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